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NBC
Sep 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
franklin roosevelt knew the risk of debating. he was a heavy favorite to win re-election in 1940, so when republican wendell wilke demanded a debate, f.d.r. ignored him. he knew just appearing on the same stage with the president enhanced the stature of any challenger. >> i think that we both just just stand here >> reporter: it's hard to know where we'd be today if nixon in 1960 had followed roosevelt's lead. but once burned, nixon never debated again. nor did lyndon johnson who had preceded him to the white house. so there were no debates in 1964, '68 or '72. >> announcer: this is the cbs news special report. >> schieffer: only after his poll numbers dropped did gerald ford agree to debate challenger jimmy carter in 1976. >> i interviewed ford about this. i said why did you agree to the debate? he said, "it was my only hope." he was down and out because of having pardoned nixon. that's why he was so far down. he said, "if i could get jimmy carter to debate me, i might have a chance." >> schieffer: yet ford ended up hurting his chances with this statement. >> there is no soviet dominatio
NBC
Sep 30, 2012 6:00am EDT
election stage before. romney has the advantage of having simply debated more over the last year. so i think it's kind of an even stage there, but the situation is not comparable to reagan versus carter. the economic metrics when carter was running for re- election were extremely negative, much more negative than they are today, and just this last week, polls show that the pub has more confidence in the president's economic views and vision and program than romney. so he has lost the one advantage that he once had. secondly, there were a lot of independent, undecided voters in 1980 who had lost faith in carter and were just waiting to see if they could feel confidence in his challenger. there are so few independent voters. this is an election that's about mobilizing the bases. so going after the independent voter is not a big surprise. having said all that in the memo put out by david axelrod -- >> who is who? >> he's the campaign guru on the obama side. >> right. >> he points out that five of the last six challengers won the first debate. i think the temptation by the media is going t
NBC
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
thiel repeatedly ignored calls from the macarthur foundation. he thought they were election year robocalls. he finally researched the number online and found they were the macarthur foundation. >>> the debate over gay marriage continues in the baltimore ravens locker room. for the second time this season, a ravens player is going public with his opinion. center matt burke wrote an op ed for his paper the minneapolis "star-tribune," wrote an opinion. burke, who is a harvard grad wrote, "i hope that in voicing my beliefs i encourage people on both sides to use reason and charity as they enter this debate." ravens coach john harbaugh says he encourages the debate as long as it is respectful. >>> we've been talking about baseball and football, and now training camp begins for the wizards today. one of the team's biggest stars won't be on the court for several years. point guard john wall will miss all of camp and the start of the regular season because of a left knee injury. wall says he hopes to return sooner than expected. the wizards first preseason game is sunday against the char
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
. angie goff, news 4. >>> this could be one of the most crucial days of the election. president obama and mitt romney will face off tonight in their first presidential debate. it will take place at this hockey arena in denver. romney has spent the past few days in the mile high city preparing for tonight. he took a break yesterday for lunch at chipotle. the president has been preparing in nevada. he visited the hoover dam. both campaigns now how crucial tonight's debate is. >> i think it's an opportunity for governor romney to flush out these issues face to face with president obama and there's no opportunity for the obama campaign to twist his message or his past words. >> he's very good at explaining what's going on, what he's proposing, what he has done. and i don't think there's anything to worry about. >> president obama and mitt romney will face off in two more debates, the next one is a week from tomorrow in danville, kentucky. president obama may be ahead in the polls in mean swing states, but nationally, the race for president remains extremely tight. the president leads mitt
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 4:30am EDT
jobs and more money for schools. question 7 is one of the most hotly debated topics this election season. yesterday clergy and community activists rallied against expanded gambling outside the prince georges county administration building. >>> fighting back. how a news anchor is responding after a viewer tells her she's too fat for tv. >>> but first a scary screen on the high seas. >>> plus what arnold schwarzenegger is saying about the scandal that >>> dramatic video of a high seas rescue. they were fishing for shrimp when dr tropical storm norman sent the ship over. all of the men survived. >>> arnold schwarzenegger is opening up about his life, his political career and the scandal that cost him his marriage. the actor and former california governor was here in washington last night promoting his new memoir total recall. he took part in a question and answer session and later autographed copies of the book. schwarzenegger took blame for having an extramarital affair with his house keeper. many fans at last night's event say don't think that the relationship -- they don't think t
NBC
Oct 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
president obama earlier this year for signing the executive order during an election year. he also said he'd veto legislation that would provide a path to citizenship for some immigrants who benefited from that executive order. >>> the vice presidential candidates are battling in battleground states. paul ryan set to visit three iowa towns. vice president joe biden will visit north carolina. >>> residents in roanoke, virginia, say an anti-obama display has gone too far. they say is bordered on racism. a man called curtis caldwell has put up a statue on his front line. it's of a monkey wearing an obama mask. next to the monkey is a sign that says no bama and a confederate flag. neighbors want it taken down. caldwell says the message is not racist, and the only message he wants to send is that obama needs to go. >> not trying to say obama is an ape or nothing. if i had a kangaroo, i'd put a kang rye up there. i had the monkey. i bought that long ago in florida. i think we need to get him out of office. that's the primary thing i'm trying to say. get this man out of office. >> caldwel
NBC
Oct 1, 2012 5:00am EDT
schedule overnight. >>> venezuela is holding its presidential election in six days. while most polls show the incumbent hugo chavez in the lead they also show the opposition candidate is gaining on chavez. a crowd of possibly 100,000 people rallied in support of the challenger yesterday in came rack cuss. >>> the focus of campaign 2012 turns to denver this week, the site of first presidential debate. mitt romney plans to campaign there tonight. >> he'll debate president obama three times in the coming weeks and there will also be one vice presidential debate, this as a new presidential poll out this morning has the president with a 51% to 44% lead over governor romney. susan mcginnis has more. >> reporter: more than 11,000 people packed a high school in las vegas sunday night to listen to president obama. >> with' win nevada again -- we'll win nevada again. >> reporter: it was the president's last scheduled appearance before the first presidential debate on wednesday. >> governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> reporter: romney fit in another rehearsal after church in bosto
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
all registered voters. he he also leads in the battleground states that could decide the election. >> you can watch tonight's debate right here on nbc 4. live coverage begins at 9:00. and that brings us to our poll question. will you watch tonight's debate? you can let us know by taking the poll on the news 4 today facebook page. >>> martin o'malley plans to introduce a controversial power surcharge today that would let utilities charge you more for much needed improvements. o'malley says the plan allows power companies leak pepco to add a dollar or two to monthly electric bills to pay for maintenance upgrades. in exchange, utilities would have to meet strinkter reliability standards and have a harder time raising rates in the future. o'malley says the plan would accelerate much needed work that could keep the power on. opponents say it is rewarding utilities for not paying for the maintenance themselves. >>> d.c. council members will discuss lowering fines for people caught speeding. s most first time offenders see a fine of $150. charges have gone up by at much as 500% in the pa
NBC
Oct 1, 2012 4:30am EDT
up -- [indiscernible] -- i think in close elections it's -- it could decide the winner, whether it's presidential or the senate. >> virginia's most recent arab american immigrants come from the african countries of egypt, more rack company and sudan. they live in 97 out of the 134 counties in virginia. >>> our time right now 4:36. today is expected to be mild for the most part. howard is back in two minutes with a look at what else you should expect. >> amazon's answers to the new nook goes on sale today. that's coming up at 4:441 -- 4:41. >> the redskins faithful endure another nail mighter in tampa. -- biter in tampa. krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the... number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for schools...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money... goes where it's supposed to. kryst
NBC
Oct 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
order during an election year. he also said he would veto a bill that would grant a path to citizenship. >>> strong attacks coming from both sides, but now some residents in roanoke, virginia, say one anti-obama display goes too far. a man named curtis caldwell put up a statue on his front lawn that is a monkey wearing an obama mask. then it says no 'bama and a confederate flag. >> not trying to say obama is an ape or nothing. if i had a kangaroo, i'd put a kangaroo up there. i had a monkey. i bought that long ago in florida. i think we need to get him out of office. that's the primary thing i'm trying to say, get this man out of office. >> caldwell says he used a skeleton to mock the president in another display he had up four years ago. the skeleton fell apart. he decided to use the monkey instead. >>> 4:37 is our time. ahead on "news 4 today," a peanut butter recall continues to grow. the latest stores you shop at that are pulling that product. >>> and why these monuments are sporting a different color. e. the middle class, who move our country forward. work hard. raise f
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